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On The Border Mexican Grill

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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1512 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102-5920
+1 847-960-3915
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I travel too much but have found pretty good authentic Mexican food wherever I go. I've spent more than a little time in Mexico on business and have several Mexican friends who have wives that really know how to cook. I had some tacos, beans and rice. Pretty standard fare. When I didn't see a single person who looked like... More 

Thank Oswegosailor
Orland Park, Illinois
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

i think they would do better to focus on their food than other things or just be a bar then - the street tacos had a few crumbs of meat.. the bowl.... minimal meat.... my mom couldn't eat her tacos and we asked for some sour cream to tame the spice and they charged for it =without advising price so... More 

Thank mary j
Algonquin, Illinois
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a great place to eat with your family, as a couple, or with friends. We love their chips and salsa. My favorite thing to order is the shrimp tacos.

Thank McB921
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We arrived just before the mad rush at 5:00pm on Saturday. We were quickly seated at the back of the restaurant by the 'To Go' doors. Patrons used this door as an exit from the restaurant and cold wind kept blowing on us during our meal. Our waiter was very polite but disappeared for quite a while after we placed... More 

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Huntley, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

My husband and I stopped specifically for the Tuesday Taco Night and we were not disappointed. We received excellent service and the food was delicious. We went early so there was no wait and our food came quickly. We look forward to another Tuesday night for some good Tacos.

Thank kanders25
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We going to "On The Border Mexican Grill" with my family almost every week, very good food, good service, nice place

Thank Paul W
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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198 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

What happened here? We used to love going to On The Border but this last time was really kind of gross. The men's bathroom looked like it hadn't been cleaned in days and that's always a bad sign because you start to think - "how clean is the kitchen?". The table was sticky and the menu was dirty and stained.... More 

Thank chitown73
Marengo, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Used to love this place, but over the last year or so it has gone completely down hill. It is sticky every where. The menus need to be cleaned as well as the tables and floors. The food is very hit or miss, some times it's ok, but when it is bad it is very, very bad. The service is... More 

Thank jennifer k
Marengo, Illinois
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161 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

My wife and I stopped in for lunch while we were out running errands. We were greeted, seated and drink orders were taken almost immediately. I flip open my menu and what do I find? A piece of shredded cheddar cheese. I shake it off on to the floor and flip the page and now I see a dried up... More 

Thank sos78
Main street USA
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

You can't go wrong coming here for lunch or dinner you won't be disappointed. The food is predictable and always spot on. The drinks always ice cold. The service sometimes hot sometimes not, however overall a good time. No matter what you order you won't be disappointed. Not spicy HOT but always delivered hot to the table. You will come... More 

Thank Bob C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1512 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102-5920
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Algonquin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-960-3915

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?